Drones offer a wide range of features and are widely used to accomplish numerous tasks. The technology of using an Unmanned Arial Vehicle or (UAV) is constantly being refined so that their scope of utility can be widened. One of the tasks UAVs or drones are used for is mapping areas. An Irish team comprising of experts from CeADAR and ProvEye have secured €250,000 in European funding for a new project, which is aimed at developing a new way to map and monitor threatened habitats.
Surveying endangered habitats using Drones
The overall global biodiversity loss is estimated to be between 25-40% with over 75% of the world’s land now having been changed by human activities. Many natural habitats are under immense pressure due to human activities such as conversion to agricultural land and the impact of climate change. To ensure the sustainability of such biodiversities and natural reserves, which are protected under the national or European Law, routine monitoring needs to be set up.